The following is a collection of reports prepared by the Union City Police Department. The document contains only items of note. The log contains incidents that occurred from June 3 to 6. Reports have been lightly edited for Patch style.
Sunday, June 3
Ex-boyfriend batters woman, tries to hide in closet
On Sunday night, officers responded to 34 Union Square to investigate a loud, potentially violent domestic disturbance coming from one of the apartments. Arriving officers knocked on the victim’s residence door, but initially had no answer. While preparing to force entry into the residence, the victim opened the door.
Officers found that the victim had been battered and was visibly upset. A protective search of the residence revealed that her ex-boyfriend was hiding in the closet. Officers learned that the couple had been involved in a heated argument about their relationship; that turned violent when the suspect began to batter her. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery.
Monday, June 4
Man robs woman of $500 in Craigslist iPad scam
On Monday, an officer responded to the Home Depot to investigate a strong- armed robbery. The victim told the investigating officer that she had responded to a Craigslist ad from the suspect selling an iPad for $500.00. The suspect agreed to meet the victim at the Home Depot store parking lot to conduct the transaction.
The victim asked to open the box containing the iPad to inspect it prior to paying for it. The suspect convinced her to show him the money first. Once she held the money in her hands, the suspect grabbed the money and fled the scene in a silver Toyota Corolla with paper plates. The victim immediately found that the box was empty.
The suspect was described as a black male between 25 and 29 years old, 6’2” tall and weighing about 220 pounds.
Tuesday, June 5
Juveniles attempt to burglarize home on Travertine Way
On Tuesday, officers responded to the 34000 block of Travertine Way to investigate a possible in-progress burglary. Witnesses reported seeing three juveniles ringing the doorbell to a residence. When no one answered, the suspects attempted to open a window alongside the house. The homeowner, who was in the back yard, heard the noise and scared the suspects off. A short time later, it is believed that the same suspects were seen in the area of 34000 Limestone. The subjects were described as two black male juveniles and one Indian male juvenile, all wearing backpacks.
Shots fired into Dyer Street home
Later Tuesday night, officers responded to a residence on the 4100 block of Dyer Street to investigate an unknown disturbance. Arriving officers learned that during the disturbance an individual fired gunshots into a residence and then fled the area. Fortunately, no one was injured. This case is actively being followed up on by the investigations unit.
Wednesday, June 6
Thieves try to steal car at Union City Sports Center
On Wednesday, three suspects were detained trying to steal a car at the Union City Sports Center. A witness obtained a license plate as the suspects fled and officers are following up on leads.
Probationer arrested with stolen laptop at Union Landing
Two officers in an unmarked car were in the Union Landing Shopping Center on the lookout for car burglars. The officers located a suspicious vehicle, detained a suspect on searchable probation and located a stolen laptop in the car. The laptop was stolen out of Oakland. The man was arrested on suspicion of theft and taken to Fremont Jail.
Drunk bakery employee tries to steal money from register
Also on Wednesday, a robbery occurred at Bakery La Mejor when an intoxicated worker attempted to steal cash from the register. The suspect was identified by co-workers and arrested by a passing patrol officer.